November 4th, 2010
Cristiano Ronaldo: On Safari? Perhaps Not
Image: Nike via soccerlens.com
As we bask in the full horror** of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘exciting’ new Nike ‘Safari’ boots, many thoughts cross our collective and extremely fashion sensitive consciousness. Would anyone be foolish enough to wear these on safari? Actually, would anyone (apart from Ronnie, that is) be foolish to enough to wear them on a football pitch? And why do they bear such an alarming resemblance to these Alaia boots (left), as spotted by one of our eagle eyed staffers on net-a-porter.com?
Amusingly, this isn’t the only controversy that C-Ron’s new shoes have caused. The word is that Real Madrid may be unable to take part in this weekend’s African Safari campaign involving the use of a ‘Safari’ football, due to the boots bearing an unnerving resemblance to the leather sphere in question. League officials have stated that other players may think they are ‘tackling or kicking the ball’ and end up whacking the orange one instead.
Note to La Liga officials. We reckon that a) Atletico Madrid players will not be in need of an excuse to boot Cris and b) anyone capable of designing and wearing said boot is clearly more than capable of looking after himself.
**Disclaimer. One person in the Kickette office gets ‘footie boot porn’. The rest of us occupy the rather more traditional female position of being totally underwhelmed when confronted with a set of cleats, no matter how shiny. Should we ostracize our errant colleague or support her right to be weird different. Tell us, Kickettes!